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Educational lesson – Hong Kong court stays just and equitable winding-up petition to arbitration

A Hong Kong court has stayed a petition presented on the just and equitable ground to arbitration, on the basis of arbitration agreements found within what the petitioner described as...

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Pointless – English High Court winds up listed plc for losing its purpose

For the first time in England & Wales, a court has ordered the winding-up of a listed plc on the grounds of loss of substratum – the abandonment of the company's original main ...

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Recent developments in Singapore’s quest to become Asia’s international debt restructuring hub

Singapore is getting serious about becoming the region’s international insolvency hub.  In this inaugural podcast from the International Insolvency Institute, Hon. Kevin Carey (Ret.) of...

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PRC court makes first recognition order under new Hong Kong – PRC insolvency arrangement

In a significant decision, the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court (Shenzhen court) has ordered formal recognition in the mainland for Hong Kong appointed liquidators. This is the...

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Bond defaults - Hong Kong court tells mainland administrators: we recognise you, but you can't “stay” here

In a significant judgment, a Hong Kong court has recognized the Beijing administrators of the commercial arm of the Peking University group but granted only a limited stay of proceedings...

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Every vote counts: Hong Kong court considers Takeovers Code rule in privatization application

The Hong Kong court has recently delivered a key judgment that could affect the validity of privatizations effected by court sanctioned schemes of arrangement or reductions of capital. The...

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Every vote counts: Hong Kong court considers Takeovers Code rule in privatization application

The Hong Kong court has recently delivered a key judgment that could affect the validity of privatizations effected by court sanctioned schemes of arrangement or reductions of capital. The...

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Breaking new ground – Hong Kong court recognizes mainland reorganization for first time
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The Hong Kong court has for the first time granted an order recognizing the bankruptcy reorganization of a mainland business group and providing recognition and assistance to three...

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Real and discernible benefit – Hong Kong court sets out principles for winding-up offshore holding companies
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In two recent judgments, the Hong Kong companies court has set out the principles applicable to winding up companies holding operating subsidiaries in the mainland through intermediate...

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